Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo has appointed a five-member Liquor Licensing Board with a mandate to modernise the department through the use of information and communication technology (ICT).
by Staff Reporter
The board, which will be chaired by public prosecutor Jonathan Murombedzi, has been tasked to improve the processing of applications for beer outlets and handling all complaints related to the sector through the use of ICT.
“The ministry, through the Act (Liquor Act), mandates the board to improve service delivery by expediting . . . cancelling or suspending any existing licences that do not obey they laws and regulations of the land,” Chombo said.
“The board is further mandated to take the modernisation process of the local licensing board operation to greater heights as it comes up with new systems and strategies to increase efficiency as per the government’s tenets of the e-government programme.”
Other members of the board are Christopher Shumba, a provincial administrator from Mashonaland West, Billy Rigava, a medical doctor, Mary-Anne Suluma, from the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, and Mirriam Matibenga from the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commence.